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EST 105
Applied Thermodynamics of Unit Operations


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
Focus on the critical thermodynamics of unit operations (non-electrical), such as boilers, heat exchangers, distillation, and cooling systems that are located at all processing facilities where heat and power, transportation fuels, clean water, food and beverage products, and/or high value chemicals are produced.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Define basic concepts of thermodynamics.
  • Describe and solve challenges involving heat capacity, ideal gas law, material balances, and heat transfer.
  • Identify the applications and functions of heat exchangers, distillation columns, boilers, cooling towers, and chillers.
  • Operate a distillation column, electric steam system, and biodiesel reactor safely by applying knowledge of chemistry and heat transfer principles.

  • Course Topics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Terms and units of measurement
  • Atoms, molecules, heat, temperature, and phases of matter
  • Industrial applications
  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Specific heat capacity, internal energy, and enthalpy
  • Ideal gas law: temperature, pressure, and volume
  • Steam systems
  • Boiler demonstration
  • Heat transfer
  • Heat exchangers and economizers
  • PSM
  • Material balances
  • Distillation
  • Energy balances
  • Biodiesel

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 105
    Winter 2016
    0963
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 105
    Winter 2016
    5232
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 105
    Winter 2015
    0963
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.